In this class we discuss the variations of Lament for the Old Sword, covering any new technique, and focusing on phrase construction and timing through the later variations of a piobaireachd. A great introduction to the finer points of musical playing in full piobaireachds!
In this class, we cover the ground of Lament for the Old Sword, a classic beginner to intermediate piobaireachd. We discuss some new technique and basic phrase interpretation to help piobaireachd newbies get some vital experience!
In this session we take a look at an excellent entry level piobaireachd thats incredible beautiful and easy to memorize. First we go through all the special notation and technical passages. We then talk structure and expression of this idiom. Enjoy!
In this class we start a short review of the three tunes we have covered up to this point: Struan Robertson's Salute, Munro's Salute, and The Lament for the Old Sword. In this class we focus in on the latter and answers many common questions. Donald listens to a few student performances and helps improve some common technique problems.
In this class Donald continues with instruction on the Lament for the Old Sword. He dives into the ground and dissects the intricacies of playing each phrase. After this quick analysis Donald plays through the ground and then skips to the Crunluath and a Mach variations. Along the way he continues to reinforce proper technique in the embellishments.
In this class Donald starts a new tune: The Lament for the Old Sword. This is a classic piobaireachd that many introductory students start with; not only because it isn't too hard but because it is a tune that playable at any level. Donald starts this tune by covering the Taorluath first then going into the Dithis. Finally Donald wraps up with the Crunluath. Next week we will look in depth at the Ground.